Pubdate: Wed, 05 Apr 2006
Source: Sacramento Bee (CA)
Copyright: 2006 The Sacramento Bee
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Author: Richard Tobias
Bookmark: (Methamphetamine)


Re "Killing suspect arrested in spree," March 29: Almost daily we 
read of violent and senseless acts perpetrated by berserk meth users. 
The recent Elk Grove drive-by shooting is an uncomfortably typical 
example of this pernicious crime wave. However, this is just the tip 
of the iceberg. Every county in the United States now has a meth 
problem and resultant crime wave of violence and robbery.

Osama bin Laden in his wildest dreams could not visit such 
destruction upon the United States. Yet our government continues to 
spend the majority of "drug war" resources fighting marijuana, 
especially in states where majorities of voters have enacted medical 
marijuana laws.

We have the right to be free of methamphetamine terrorism on our own 
streets, and I, for one, am outraged that the methamphetamine menace 
has not been declared a top priority in domestic policy by our 
leaders in Washington.

- - Richard Tobias

West Sacramento
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